Japanese “Cyber-Attack” Detection Software Influenced By Anime

The NCIT (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology) of Japan has recently unveiled a new system designed to perform surveillance on a part of the internet known as the “darknet”. The darknet is basically the internet’s shady underground – a place where the bad guys of cyber space commit nefarious deeds, such as distributing viruses. NCIT’s new surveillance system, DAEDALUS (Direct Alert Environment for Darknet and Livenet Unified Security), watches over this part of the internet while paying homage to a popular anime series.

The graphical interface of DAEDALUS looks like something right out of Ghost in the Shell, a series of Manga, films, and TV shows about fighting the high-tech crimes of the future. It seems this is more than mere coincidence, since it has been stated that the creator of this system was influenced by the films. Watch the video to see DAEDALUS in action.

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Source:  Asiajin.com

Spoony Bard Podcast: Episode 37: This One’s About Anime, Deal with It

Stark and I recorded a podcast.  It is long.  I knew that something was awry when Stark started the pre-cast conversation by referring to what we were about to do as “the podcast of his dreams”.   Something else seemed to be up as he seemingly had nothing to say in that prep conversation, and even told me that he brought notes.  For someone that I have struggled to get an hour long “podcast friendly” conversation out of, he came to play.  Try as I might I could not shake him from talking about anime.  If you are looking for an expert on the subject, I think that we found ourselves one.

You guys wanted to hear about anime, and we did that for you.  From our introduction in middle/high school all the way to current, we talk about everything noteworthy about our lives and anime.

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